Touching Keys the Right Way

Published: 07th July 2015 03:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2015 03:38 AM   |  A+A-

Touching Keys

CHENNAI: In a yet another memorable performance, renowned pianist Anil Srinivasan enthralled the audience at Alliance Francaise of Madras on Sunday evening. This time, he played pieces from his latest concept Touch, and accompanied it with a multimedia narrative.

“I have been coming here for the last 20 years. I love the ambience, the European aesthetics and the audience of course,” said the pianist.

Known for experimenting with music, Anil played around 40 pieces back to back. He began with carnatic and proceeded with bollywood, jazz, Hindustani jugalbandi and western classical in a well-chronicled way. He ended the evening by playing a carnatic fusion of Vande Mataram. His pieces were accompanied by moving images. The audience were all smiles and stayed glued to their seats as they watched the pianist play the 88 black and white keys.

Anil, who has worked with Sikkil Gurucharan and blues guitarist Randy Bernsen in the past, spoke about his upcoming concerts and his new concept Touch. “In this album, I have tried to experiment with creativity and push my performance. It is a culmination of all my performances so far. A piano can do anything, and I hope, like always, this also touches a million hearts,” he said. He is all set to take Touch to the UK this month end, and release the album in August. Not only this, Anil Srinivasan is all set to perform as main act at the Singapore Music Festival in November with flautist Rakesh Chaurasia and Mandolin Rajesh.

“He literally took us on a rhythmic journey, it’s always a pleasure to watch him play and listen to his melody,” said N Ram, an IT professional.

“Music is seamless and has no boundaries. This instrument is very versatile and I’m honoured to be playing it,” said Anil, before signing off.

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